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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Microbiome - Western Sydney University

Reference: JOB545
Application deadline: CLOSED

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is seeking to appoint a dynamic researcher to a Level A position. This full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Microbiome (2 year fixed-term contract), will focus on research related to environmental microbiology (plant, soil and water) microbiomes and their response to biotic and abiotic stressors.
The overall project seeks to identify (a) the linkage of plant and soil microbiomes to plant physiological conditions, crop productivity and soil health, and (b) the response of soil and water microbiomes to chemical stress. 
The successful applicant will conduct research examining how management practices impact the environmental microbiome and consequences for plant productivity and environmental quality. The project will use a range of analytical procedures including state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing, and environmental (soil and water) and plant health measures to characterise how these variables impact microbiomes and their activities.
We are seeking those with an expertise in the broad areas of microbiomes and be able to analyse data from next-generation (amplicon and shotgun) sequencing. Statistical skills for analysing microbiome data are highly desirable, but relevant training will be provided to candidates with excellence in other areas of the project. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in training relevant to the position and communicate the findings of the project via journal publications and presentations at scientific conferences and to non-scientific audiences. Web:
This position is a full-time, 2 year fixed-term contract and will be located at the Hawkesbury Campus.
Please refer to the position description for further information.
How to Apply: Go to the web site and scroll to the job reference 1077/17. Click on the reference number and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page on 'How To Apply'.
Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $85,330 to $103,092 p.a (comprising salary $76,984 to $93,008 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)
Position Enquiries: Prof Brajesh Singh, (02) 4570 1329 or
Closing Date: 23 July 2017